Willing to Split Up? Expedition Everest is One of Disney's Best Single Rider Attractions

Willing to Split Up? Expedition Everest is One of Disney’s Best Single Rider Attractions

Have you ever looked at a ride’s standby wait time and walked right on by? Yeah, me too. But if the attraction has a single rider option, you might want to stick around. That is, if you don’t mind riding by yourself.

Disney World has four attractions that include single rider lines:

Three of them have fantastic single rider experiences. One should never, ever be used. I’m looking at you, Aerosmith.

Typically, a single rider line will get you on the ride much faster than if you wait in the standby queue. There are some caveats, however. For Everest, it’s not a bad trade-off:

  • Your party will be split up.
  • Your ride photos will only feature you.
  • You can’t make seat requests. You sit where they tell you.

That’s it. If you’re cool with all that, then get in that queue. In the past 5 years, I haven’t waited in Everest’s single rider line for more than 10 minutes, including when the standby queue was 45+ minutes.

Children must be at least 7-years-old to take part in the single rider queue.

Expedition Everest’s single rider entrance is somewhat hidden. It’s to the right of the standby and Lightning Lane entrances. Just look for the Serka Zong Bazaar, the ride’s gift shop. The single rider entrance sign is on the left side of that building.

Expedition Everest's Single Rider entrance sign
Expedition Everest empty train

The queue is just a couple of short switchbacks. When it’s your turn, the Cast Member will have you join a party with an odd number of people. And if those people are new to the ride, don’t give anything away! I wish I could go back in time and experience Everest for the first time…

Expedition Everest during the ride